MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The family of an 83-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama assisted living community accusing them of leaving the senior citizen in a van for six hours.
News outlets report the lawsuit was filed against Elmcroft of Montgomery, LLC, following a field trip with other residents on Wednesday.
Family members say workers at the facility called to say the woman was “missing” hours after the trip. They say the woman was later found in a van in the assisted living facility’s parking lot.
The lawsuit says the woman was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with heatstroke, as well as other conditions.
The facility released a statement saying it was saddened by the incident and will work with local and state agencies to provide support.